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Oliver Nelson: The Sound of Feeling

In November 1968, “Verve” label released “The Sound of Feeling” (Leonard Feather Presents the Sound of Feeling and The Sound of Oliver Nelson), the 19th Oliver Nelson album.It was recorded in November 1967, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs and in Los Angeles, and was produced by Creed Taylor and Jesse Kaye.

Personnel:

The Sound of Feeling(tracks 1-5)

  • Oliver Nelson – soprano saxophone
  • Alyce Andrece, Rhae Andrece – vocals
  • Gary David – vocals, piano, marxophone, arranger
  • Chuck Domanico, Ray Neapolitan – bass
  • Dick Wilson – drums

The Oliver Nelson Orchestra (tracks 6-9)

  • Oliver Nelson – arranger, conductor
  • Al Dailey, Hank Jones – piano
  • Eric Gale – guitar
  • Ron Carter – bass
  • Grady Tate – drums
  • Phil Kraus, Bobby Rosengarden – mallets, additional percussion
  • Jerome Richardson – soprano saxophone
  • Jerry Dodgion, Phil Woods – clarinets, alto saxophones
  • Jerome Richardson, Zoot Sims – tenor saxophones
  • Danny Bank – baritone saxophone
  • Burt Collins, Joe Newman, Ernie Royal, Clark Terry, Joe Wilder, Snooky Young, Nat Adderley – trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Nat Adderley – cornet
  • Jimmy Cleveland, J. J. Johnson – additional trombones
  • Bob Brookmeyer – valve trombone
  • Tony Studd – bass trombone
  • Jerry Dodgion, Jerome Richardson – flutes

Track listing:

  1. My Favorite Things – Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II
  2. Waltz Without Words – Gary David
  3. Who Knows What Love Is? – Gary David
  4. Phrases – Alyce Andrece, Rhae Andrece
  5. Circe Revisited – Gary David, Bob Fylling
  6. Ricardo’s Dilemma – Roy Ayers
  7. Patterns for Orchestra – Oliver Nelson
  8. The Sidewalks of New York – Charles B. Lawlor, James W. Blake
  9. Greensleeves – traditional

Stanley Turrentine: Cherry

In September 1972, “CTI” label released “Cherry”, the 36th Stanley Turrentine album. It was recorded in May 1972, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, and was produced by Creed Taylor.

Personnel:

  • Stanley Turrentine – tenor saxophone
  • Milt Jackson – vibraphone
  • Cornell Dupree – guitar
  • Bob James – piano, electric piano, arranger
  • Ron Carter – bass
  • Billy Cobham – drums
  • Weldon Irvine Jr. – arranger

Track listing:

  1. Speedball – Lee Morgan
  2. I Remember You – Johnny Mercer, Victor Schertzinger
  3. The Revs – Milt Jackson
  4. Sister Sanctified – Weldon Irvine
  5. Cherry – Ray Gilbert, Don Redman
  6. Introspective – Weldon Irvine

George Benson: Body Talk

On August 23, 1973, “CTI” label released “Body Talk”, the eleventh George Benson. It was recorded in July 1973, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, and was produced by Creed Taylor.

Personnel:

  • George Benson – lead guitar
  • Earl Klugh – rhythm guitar
  • Harold Mabern – electric piano
  • Ron Carter – acoustic bass
  • Gary King – electric bass
  • Jack DeJohnette – drums
  • Mobutu – percussion, congas
  • Frank Foster – tenor saxophone
  • Gerald Chamberlain – trombone
  • Dick Griffin – trombone
  • Jon Faddis – trumpet, flugelhorn
  • John Gatchell – trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Waymon Reed – trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Pee Wee Ellis – arrangements, conductor
  • Rudy Van Gelder – engineer
  • Bob Ciano – design
  • Pete Turner – photography
  • Steve Salmieri – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by George Benson, except where noted.

  1. Dance – George Benson, Pee Wee Ellis
  2. When Love Has Grown – Donny Hathaway, Gene McDaniels
  3. Plum
  4. Body Talk
  5. Top of the World

George Benson: The Other Side of Abbey Road

In June 1970, “A&M” label released “The Other Side of Abbey Road”, the eight George Benson album. It was recorded October – November 1969, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, New jersey, and was produced by Creed Taylor.

Personnel:

  • George Benson – vocals, guitar
  • Bob James – acoustic piano, organ, harpsichord
  • Herbie Hancock – acoustic piano, organ, harpsichord
  • Ernie Hayes – acoustic piano, organ, harpsichord
  • Ron Carter – bass
  • Jerry Jemmott – bass
  • Idris Muhammad – drums
  • Ed Shaughnessy – drums
  • Ray Barretto – percussion
  • Andy Gonzalez – percussion
  • Sonny Fortune – alto saxophone
  • Jerome Richardson – tenor saxophone, clarinet, flute
  • Don Ashworth – baritone saxophone
  • Phil Bodner – flute, oboe
  • Hubert Laws – flute
  • Wayne Andre – trombone, euphonium
  • Freddie Hubbard – trumpet
  • Mel Davis – trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Bernie Glow – trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Marvin Stamm – trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Raoul Poliakin – violin
  • Max Pollikoff – violin
  • Emanuel Vardi – viola
  • George Ricci – cello
  • Don Sebesky – arrangements
  • Rudy Van Gelder – engineer
  • Sam Antupit – design
  • Eric Meola – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, except where noted.

  1. Golden Slumbers / You Never Give Me Your Money
  2. Because / Come Together
  3. Oh! Darling
  4. Here Comes the Sun – George Harrison / I Want You (She’s So Heavy)
  5. Something – George Harrisons / Octopus’s Garden – Richard Starkey / The End

Eumir Deodato: Prelude

In January 1973, “CTI” label released “Prelude”, the eighth Eumir Deodato studio album. It was recorded in September 1972, at “Van Gelder Studios” in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, and was produced by Creed Taylor.

Personnel:

  • Eumir Deodato – piano, electric piano, conductor, arranger
  • John Tropea – electric guitar
  • Jay Berliner – guitar
  • Ron Carter – electric bass, bass
  • Stanley Clarke – electric bass
  • Billy Cobham – drums
  • Airto Moreira – percussion
  • Ray Barretto – congas
  • Hubert Laws – flute
  • John Frosk – trumpet
  • Marky Markowitz – trumpet
  • Joe Shepley – trumpet
  • Marvin Stamm – trumpet
  • Wayne Andre – trombone
  • Garnett Brown – trombone
  • Paul Faulise – trombone
  • George Strakey – trombone
  • Bill Watrous – trombone
  • Jim Buffington – French horn
  • Peter Gordon – French horn
  • Phil Bodner – flute
  • George Marge – flute
  • Romeo Penque – flute
  • Max Ellen – violin
  • Paul Gershman – violin
  • Emanuel Green – violin
  • Harry Lookofsky – violin
  • David Nadien – violin
  • Gene Orloff – violin
  • Eliot Rosoff – violin
  • Emanuel Vardi – viola
  • Al Brown – viola
  • Harvey Shapiro – cello
  • Seymore Barab – cello
  • Charles McKracken – cello
  • Rudy Van Gelder – engineer

Track listing:

  1. Also Sprach Zarathustra – Richard Strauss
  2. Spirit of Summer – Eumir Deodato
  3. Carly & Carole – Eumir Deodato
  4. Baubles, Bangles and Beads – Robert Wright, George Forrest
  5. Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun – Claude Debussy
  6. September 13 – Emir Deodato, Billy Cobham

Freddie Hubbard: Sky Dive

In January 1973, “CTI” label released “Sky Dive”, the twentieth Freddie Hubbard album. It was recorded in October 1972, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, and was produced by Creed Taylor.

Personnel:

  • Freddie Hubbard: trumpet
  • Keith Jarrett: piano, electric piano
  • George Benson: guitar
  • Ron Carter: bass
  • Billy Cobham: drums
  • Ray Barretto, Airto Moreira: percussion
  • Alan Rubin, Marvin Stamm: trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Wayne Andre, Garnett Brown: trombone
  • Paul Faulise: bass trombone
  • Tony Price: tuba
  • Hubert Laws: flute, alto flute, bass flute
  • Phil Bodner: flute, alto flute, bass clarinet, piccolo
  • George Marge: alto clarinet, bass clarinet
  • Wally Kane: bass clarinet, piccolo
  • Romeo Penque: flute, alto flute, clarinet, oboe, English horn
  • Don Sebesky: arranger, conductor

Track listing:

  1. Povo – Freddie Hubbard
  2. In a Mist – Bix Beiderbecke
  3. The Godfather (Theme) – Nino Rota
  4. Sky Dive – Freddie Hubbard

In February 1962.

In February 1962, “Verve” label released “Blues Caravan”, the 18th Buddy Rich album. It was recorded in August 1961 and was produced by Creed Taylor.

Personnel:

  • Buddy Rich – drums
  • Wyatt Ruther – double bass
  • Johnny Morris – piano
  • Sam Most – flute
  • Rolf Ericson – trumpet
  • Mike Mainieri – vibraphone
  • Dick Olmstead – engineer
  • Roy de Carava – cover photo
  • Dom Cerulli – liner notes
  • Ken Druker – executive producer

Track listing:

  1. Blowin’ the Blues Away – Horace Silver
  2. B.R. Blues – Buddy Rich
  3. Late Date – Maynard
  4. Caravan – Duke Ellington, Irving Mills, Juan Tizol
  5. Young Blood – Mike Mainieri
  6. I Remember Clifford – Benny Golson

On January 14, 1976.

On January 14, 1976, “Kudu Records” label released “House of the Rising Sun”, the fourth Idris Muhammad album. it was recorded May – October 1975, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, and was produced by Creed Taylor.

Personnel:

  1. Idris Muhammad – drums
  2. Will Lee, Wilbur Bascomb – bass
  3. Eric Gale – guitar  
  4. Joe Beck – guitar
  5. Leon Pendarvis – piano   
  6. Don Grolnick – piano 
  7. Roland Hanna – piano
  8. David Sanborn – alto saxophone
  9. George Young – tenor saxophone
  10. Bob Berg – tenor saxophone
  11. Ronnie Cuber – baritone saxophone
  12. George Devens – percussion
  13. Tom Harrell- trumpet
  14. Barry Rogers – trombone
  15. Unknown members of the ensemble
  16. Unknown vocalists

Track listing:

All compositions arranged, adapted and conducted by David Matthews, except for “Sudan”, arranged by Tom Harrell.

  1. House of the Rising Sun – traditional
  2. Baia (Boogie Bump) – Ary Barroso, Ray Gilbert
  3. Hard to Face the Music – Ashford & Simpson
  4. Theme for New York City (based on prelude No. 41) – Frédéric Chopin
  5. Sudan – Idris Muhammad, Tom Harrell
  6. Hey Pock A-Way – Aaron Neville, Greg Porter, Joseph Modelliste, Leo Nocentelli

In December 1968.

In December 1968, “CTI” label released “Calling Out Loud”, the 16th Nat Adderley album. It was recorded November – December 1968, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, and was produced by Creed Taylor.

Personnel:

  • Nat Adderley – cornet
  • Paul Ingraham – french horn
  • Seldon Powell, Jerome Richardson, Jerry Dodgion, Richard Henderson – saxophones
  • Hubert Laws – flute, piccolo
  • Don MacCourt – bassoon
  • George Marge – clarinet, english horn, saxophone
  • Romeo Penque – bass clarinet
  • Joe Zawinul – electric piano
  • Ron Carter – bass
  • Leo Morris – drums
  • Bill Fischer – arranger, conductor

All tracks by Nat Adderley except where noted

  1. Biafra
  2. Haifa
  3. St. M – William S. Fischer
  4. Grey Moss – Joe Zawinul
  5. Nobody Knows – William S. Fischer
  6. Comin’ Out the Shadows
  7. Ivan’s Holiday – Joe Zawinul
  8. Calling Out Loud – Nat Adderley, William S. Fischer

In December 1961.

In December 1961, “Verve” label released “Gloomy Sunday and Other Bright Moments”, the 16th Bob Brookmeyer album. It was recorded in November 1961, and was produced by Creed Taylor.

Personnel:

  • Bob Brookmeyer – valve trombone, arranger
  • Bernie Glow, Joe Newman, Doc Severinsen, Clark Terry, Nick Travis – trumpet
  • Wayne Andre, Billy Byers, Bill Elton, Alan Raph – trombone
  • Wally Kane – bassoon
  • Eddie Caine – alto saxophone, flute
  • Phil Woods – alto saxophone, clarinet 
  • Gene Quill, Eddie Wasserman – alto saxophone
  • Phil Bodner – tenor saxophone, oboe, English horn
  • Al Cohn – tenor saxophone
  • Gene Allen – baritone saxophone, bass clarinet
  • Eddie Costa – vibraphone, percussion
  • Hank Jones – piano
  • George Duvivier – bass
  • Mel Lewis – drums
  • Ralph Burns, Al Cohn, Gary McFarland, Eddie Sauter – arranger

Track listing:

  1. Caravan – Juan Tizol, Duke Ellington, Irving Mills
  2. Why Are You Blue – Gary McFarland
  3. Some of My Best Friends – Al Cohn
  4. Gloomy Sunday – Rezső Seress
  5. Ho Hum – Bob Brookmeyer
  6. Detour Ahead – Herb Ellis, Johnny Frigo, Lou Carter
  7. Days Gone By; Oh My! – Gary McFarland
  8. Where, Oh Where – Cole Porter